Author Archives: Eric Townsley

Data Desk for Google Read and Write

One of the most common requests for Read&Write for Google Chrome users has been the ability for teachers to easily manage student access to features. This is important during testing scenarios, for example, when teachers don’t want students in one class to … Continue reading

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Google Team Drive

Google Team Drive is a feature that Google added in the fall of 2016, yet has not gained a whole lot of traction recently. I’d like to draw your attention to this great collaborative tool and outline a few reasons … Continue reading

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WeVideo

We have a district account to WeVideo. This online video editing software is a cool tool you can use with students! They have provided a teacher guide that has some great tools for use and is easy to follow along with. It is … Continue reading

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GoGuardian

As many of you have heard, we have purchased an application called GoGuardian to help teachers monitor student devices at the 5-12 level. This tool works through Google Chrome and Google Classroom to allow teachers to monitor devices. Implementation has … Continue reading

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Google Classroom update

With the start of the school year right upon us, I was passed along this piece from shakeuplearning.com with an overview of updates to Google Classroom. Some are more substantial than others, but always good to know!    

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New update on Google Calendar

      I’ll be sharing updates periodically that I receive or find out about for the services we use here at College Community. This new update from Google Calendar sparked my interest! Take a look! https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2018/07/propose-new-meeting-time-in-google-calendar.html

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Change

Change can be difficult and change can be exciting. With change, there can be feelings of loss and also feelings of joy. As many of you have heard, I am going through some professional changes right now. As of July … Continue reading

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